ICEC’s core mission is to create an environment that fosters appreciation of cultural diversity among young learners and thus help them become ambassadors of cultural awareness.
The ICEC’s programs, from kindergarten to grade 7, include Farsi language courses, Iranian history, geography and literature.
The center’s classes are offered to all interested individuals. All classes are offered during the standard school year and are held between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays at the Ritchie Park Elementary School in Rockville, Maryland.
The ICEC is privileged to be working with a group of highly qualified teachers.
The ICEC has a library of over 500 books and videos. This library is an intregal part of the children’s learning experience.
Since its establishment in 1991, the Center has grown considerably. Today, it offers thirteen classes to over 200 K-12 students from across the metropolitan area. In addition to regular language classes, students who are interested in cultural activities such as, dance, music and drama, may take part in these extracurricular activities from September to March.
Undoubtedly, the Center has one of the most dedicated, talented, experienced, and stable teaching staff. The majority of the staff members have been with the Center for more than a decade. Their dedication to studentlearning has earned them the respect of the students and parents alike. They go the extra mile to meet the needs of their diverse learners. The low student attrition rate in the last few years is in large part due to the time and care that the staff members devote to their students.